"Breathtaking, almost overwhelming Chesapeake Bay views, on the less populous end of barely populated Smith Island." Washington Post
The ambiance is relaxed, quiet, and nature-friendly, but the quality of guests often occasions vibrant conversation, particularly over meals.
And why Inn of "Silent Music?" The term hints of harmony, serenity and yes, silence.
Board the ferry in Crisfield for a ten mile voyage to the idyllic watermen village of Tylerton on Maryland's Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay. Spared roads, motor vehicles and much sense pollution, Tylerton, sixty residents separated by water from the rest of Smith, is the remote place you didn't think existed anymore. This is the community Tom Horton celebrated in his An Island Out of Time.
Walk or use our bikes; go birding in our canoes and kayak; engage locals in store or Women's Crab Picking Coop; read about island's history and culture; charter waterman's working boat for tutorial on his craft; tour soft shell crab shanties; visit the Smith Island Cultural Center in Ewell; read; marvel; sleep.
"...a very spiffy, upscale B&B ... and excellent food in Tylerton" The Frederick News-Post
Cruising Destinations from Maine to Florida: "Best Bed & Breakfast Inn"
(Mary Drake, Soundings, July, 2004)
The following rooms are available: Sassafras Hammock Room -- $115; Drum Point Room -- $125;
Black Walnut Point Room -- $135
Each room has a private bath and refrigerator, queen bed, AC, a wonderful water view and includes the gourmet breakfast. Dinners available for $30/person.
Open April 15 - November 1
"delicious gourmet meals…on the screened veranda amid flower boxes 10 meters from the water.." Trips & Getaways Magazine, Sept/Oct, 2007
"...wonderfully decorated rooms..." Washington Post
Each guestroom offers a fresh sunny interior, a charming mix of antiques and flea market finds, a great bed, many books, and a view over water of the rising or setting sun. "English cottage", mused one guest.
All rooms come with gourmet breakfast. Perhaps you would enjoy stuffed French toast or Eggs Benedict ala Silent Music on the screened porch, the water sparkling twenty feet away.
As the only "restaurant" in Tylerton to do so, the Inn offers a well-received 3-4 course dinner featuring local seafood for $30/person.
"Excellent seafood dinners...are a bargain...and a scrumptious breakfast on the veranda is included in your stay." Washington Post
However, you might be distracted from your baked rockfish topped with crab in a tarragon and fennel crust and famous Smith Island eight-layer cake by the sun sinking gloriously into the bay before you. The Drum Point Market, the local hangout, offers lunch featuring their acclaimed crab cakes.
"All you have to do is sit on the porch listening to the whirr of the workboats and the sounds of the waterfowl while enjoying a breathtaking sunset to understand the paradox - less is definitely more on Tylerton." Linda Blachy, Trips & Getaways Magazine, September/October, 2007
The innkeepers, Rob & Linda Kellogg, are retired from professional careers in the fields of
education and engineering. They bring to the Inn of Silent Music a love of the Bay grown
from living in Baltimore and Havre de Grace. To this, add their shared interests in the outdoors
and a passion for fine cooking and hospitality. They will be anxiously awaiting your arrival along with their
lovable & loving black lab, Jasmine!
Enjoy the Sunset View from the Front Porch
Inn of Silent Music is a member of the following associations: The Maryland Bed & Breakfast Association Chesapeake Bay Foundation Crisfield & Smith Island Cultural Alliance
Inn of Silent Music
2955 Tylerton Road
Tylerton - Smith Island, Maryland 21866 (410) 425-3541
If you have trouble with the email link, please type the email address into the mail client of your choice (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, etc.). Thank you! Rob & Linda Kellogg, Innkeepers
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